Jul 30, 2014
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Posts tagged: Flatbush

Throwback Thursdays: Faybiene Miranda’s “Prophecy”

Words by Martei Korley—


About two weeks ago the weeks ago, the reggae community lost a very significant contributor in Sister Faybiene Miranda. Renowned in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn as one of the pillars of the Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy, she had been an active performer of roots reggae since the early ’70s.

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LargeUp + Safari Sound Present: Red Fox’s “Fiyah Fox” Mixtape

Words by LargeUp Crew—


The deejay who gave New York’s dancehall scene its style and swagger in the 1990s is back, and more prolific than ever. LargeUp has teamed with Sweden’s Safari Sound to present Fiyah Fox, the first-ever mixtape from Red Fox, and his first full-length release in 17 years. Blended in fine style by Safari’s DJ Shirkhan, Fiyah Fox features over an hour of scorchers including all of Red’s latest tunes, brand-new originals, dubplate versions of his classics, hip-hop freestyles and more.

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Viral Video Watch: Rosetta Stone Jamaican

Words by Tasha Brown—


The Jamaican accent is among the most badly imitated of all accents. As a reminder, here’s our Top 10 list of top actors like Denzel Washington and other Hollywood figures botching it beyond belief.

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Pose Off: The Story of Screechy Dan

Words by Jesse Serwer, Photos by Mark Dixon


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The LargeUp Interview: A Q+A with Ricky Blaze

Words by Emily Shapiro, Photos by Martei Korley—


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LargeUp Premiere: Ricky Blaze’s New Single “Lightaz”


Brooklyn’s own Fresh Prince, Ricky Blaze has been a player in New York’s dancehall scene from a young age. He was making a name for himself at clubs in his teenage years and his hard work and early start has paid off. At just 24, he has already produced hits like Gyptian’s ever-popular “Hold Yuh,” Vybz Kartel’s “Touch Ah Button” and his own “Just You and I.” Always looking beyond reggae/dancehall with his sound, he’s also worked with big names from outside the genre like Santigold and Jazmine Sullivan, and recently released The Maestro Mixtape featuring hip-hop legend Talib Kweli, Jim Jones and more.

Now, he’s switching up again, teaming with Ultra Records, the iconic dance-music label behind the Ultra Music Festival and the recent EDM explosion, for the catchy, new single “Lightaz.” Electro Reggae is on the up and up and this ready-for-summertime, dance-pop collab is a good look for all parties involved. We love to see talented people broadening their horizons and bringing something new to Caribbean music, so we’re happy to be premiering the song right here. Listen below and look out for an exclusive feature with Mr. Blaze coming up on LargeUp soon.

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